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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines 順益臺灣原住民博物館

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Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00




The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines is the first private aboriginal-themed museum in Taiwan. The museum is hard to miss with its striking gray trapezoid form, colored glass and central stone totem pole carved with aboriginal designs adding to its unique charm and inviting visitors in to learn more about the rich aboriginal cultures of Taiwan.

The museum also periodically arranges lively activities and classes to introduce the public to local aboriginal culture and the wisdom of these tribes in their coexistence with nature.


Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 282, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker



TripAdvisor Reviews

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  3. 7 Average
  4. 28 Very good
  5. 22 Excellent

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  1. 11 Families
  2. 13 Couples
  3. 14 Solo
  4. 2 Business
  5. 8 Friends
  • chicextrasmall

    La Haya, Países Bajos

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Combine with Nat Palace Museum


    Very interesting museum with most of the information in English. You can buy a combi ticket for the NPM (5min walk away) for NT$400, saving you NT$150 which is a pretty good deal. We got there late in the afternoon, so we visited the Aboriginals Museum first since they close at 5pm and the NPM is open until 9pm on Fri and Sat. This way we also avoided the bigger crowds in the NPM.
  • Guide15195460909

    This is a place that can discover many interesting things.


    There you will receive a lot of information about the interesting life of the Abomosa Aborigines. Their conception of human origin, the universe and the formation of society. The speakers are enthusiastic and inspire visitors.
  • GlobalGypsy_13

    San Diego, California

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    What a gem filled with stories!


    This small (3 floors + entry level) museum located across the street and to the left of the National Palace Museum tells the story of the native peoples of Farmosa. Stop at the map and overview behind the admission's desk for a good overview of the location and variety of aborigines. On the third level you'll find handwoven textiles (backstrap loom) and costumes of various groups. Pottery and household & daily use items dominate level 2. And don't miss the basement level that has both a special exhibit and ritual type objects with good videos. It's quite striking how many ways and material culture objects that are shared with other South Pacific islanders, such as in the Philippines and Indonesia. There are labels in English, and a book/gift shop on the ground level, but no food available (many small eateries are nearby). Enoy!
  • CJW913

    De Pere, Wisconsin

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Perfect in size and number of displays!


    Opened in 1994, this small, privately owned museum is a delightful way to learn about the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. It provides visitors with an understanding of the aboriginal culture through various displays that include People and the Natural Environment; Livelihood, Utensils and Dwellings; Clothing, Decorations and Culture; and Belief and Rituals. The size of the building, and numbers of displays is absolutely perfect. There definitely is no sensory overload or weariness that is associated with larger museums. While I rarely enjoy visiting museums on tours, I truly enjoyed this one, as did my spouse. I am thankful that our guide took brought us here. Admission if free with a National Palace Museum ticket.
  • Stephen P

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    This small museum in the shadow of the National Palace Museum is an interesting couple of hours.


    This museum introduces you to the indigenous people of Taiwan. Most people don't know that all of the cultures of Polynesia, or, more properly, Austronesia, from Madagascar to the Easter Islands came from Taiwan. The long-standing linguistic hypothesis has since been bolstered by genetic evidence. This place gives an overview of the traditions of all 16 tribes. I would have liked to have seen a little more detail but this was a very good introduction. The entrance fee is about US$5. An auditotour is available but doesn't have much more detail than the explanations that are posted in both Mandarin and English.

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